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VAN CONVERSION SALES EXPECTED TO BE STRONG IN 1993

 RESTON, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Big Three" van chassis producers -- General Motors, Ford and Chrysler -- recently predicted that 1993 will be a near-record year for sales of custom van conversions.
 Total sales are expected to reach 189,500 units by the end of the model year, second only to the 1989 record of 200,000 units, according to automakers' projections. Last year, custom van conversions deliveries to automobile dealers reached 179,300 units -- an increase of 37.5 percent from 1991, according to Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
 Costing an average of $25,050, conversion vehicles are full-sized or compact vans originally manufactured by automakers and enhanced by specialized companies for transportation and recreation use. Van conversions feature such amenities as full upholstery, carpeting, wood trim, indirect lighting, sleeper sofas, personal stereo systems, TVs and video cassette players.
 The growing popularity of van conversions can be traced to several factors; van conversions have an average of three times more cargo room and 70 percent more power for towing travel trailers and boats than comparable family vehicles such as full-sized station wagons and minivans.
 "Comparing cost, amenities and towing ability, consumers are finding van conversions to be an ideal form of family transportation and an outstanding value," said RVIA President and General Counsel David J. Humphreys. "Whether they're used for transporting the kids to sporting events, car pooling, grocery shopping or summer holiday travel, van conversions offer comfort, convenience and flexibility."
 RVIA offers a free informational packet for prospective van conversion buyers and current owners who would like some ideas on how to enjoy their vehicles even more. To receive the packet, write to: RVIA, Department V-3, P.O. Box 2999, Reston, Va. 22090.
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 /CONTACT: Phil Ingrassia, director of communications, Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, 703-620-6003/


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